Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Polock
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Oil Blackening?
Replies: 20
Views: 1443
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Re: Oil Blackening?

Mr Atkins--Looks great. Thank u for sharing this with us--
by Polock
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: WW II memorial box saved
Replies: 5
Views: 1448
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Re: WW II memorial box saved

Kudos to you for keeping this important piece of history together.
As an aside, the Major retired the same year I enlisted in the Army as a 17 yoa baby soldier.
There were still some of the WWII types around--that generation gave us a great nation.
by Polock
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turk
Replies: 6
Views: 554
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Re: Turk

Those 93 Turks are a fav of mine--only downturn is I'm afraid to use Turk ammo--has a rep for being "hot". Since I don't reload, limits me to searching gun shows for bargain-priced old boxes of US commercial 8mm. Since I did not have a 93 when the Romanian ammo was plentiful/cheap, I did not buy any--
by Polock
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Books and Literature
Topic: FMG SURPLUS 2019, Volume 83 is out
Replies: 3
Views: 1834
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Re: FMG SURPLUS 2019, Volume 83 is out

Thanks for the tip! Nothing new, but i can not resist these surplus annuals--
by Polock
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Soviet-Russian Influenced Rifles
Topic: der Vepr 54R homemade finish on patrol
Replies: 1
Views: 890
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Re: der Vepr 54R homemade finish on patrol

Good looking rifle--scope looks very European.
by Polock
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 8x52R Siamese with surplus powder & heavy bullet
Replies: 4
Views: 1000
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Re: 8x52R Siamese with surplus powder & heavy bullet

Failed to buy 7383 when it was cheap and available. But--have a friend who has a lot of it, and has offered to supply me. Really appreciate Rob's info on this powder--want to try it in several milsurps--
by Polock
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My Grandfather's .38 Burgo Derringer
Replies: 4
Views: 772
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Re: My Grandfather's .38 Burgo Derringer

Good for you! I also occasionally carry a family Colt 1903 for the same reason--and do not feel ill-armed!
by Polock
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: 80 years old german mauser hunts
Replies: 11
Views: 1996
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Re: 80 years old german mauser hunts

Not an American tradition, but after two tours of duty in the Federal Republic I became aware of the act. I personally think it is a
honorable recognition of the bond between hunter and prey.
by Polock
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: 80 years old german mauser hunts
Replies: 11
Views: 1996
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Re: 80 years old german mauser hunts

Nice to see u follow the tradition of giving the deer a "last bite"---
Happy New Year to all!!
by Polock
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: 80 years old german mauser hunts
Replies: 11
Views: 1996
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Re: 80 years old german mauser hunts

Lovely classic European-style sporter---cool fox, also!
by Polock
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Stewbaby back as Stew15948
Replies: 5
Views: 1915
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Re: Stewbaby back as Stew15948

Good to have you back!! Hoping all the cool kids will find their way back--
by Polock
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Swedish Rifles
Topic: Faux Swedish M41B CMP vintage sniper match rifle...updated with range report
Replies: 8
Views: 2088
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Re: Faux Swedish M41B sniper rifle

Looks good! I often wonder why more CMP sniper competitors do not use Swede 96s. Seems to me that the combo of the accurate M96/6.5 cartridge and ability to use the older Weaver K4 are an affordable alternative to 03s and 03A4s.
Good luck at the match, and congrats on scoring a real M41B---
by Polock
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Spanish/S. American Pistols
Topic: STAR Model 30M
Replies: 1
Views: 1381
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Re: STAR Model 30M

The 30M is a great gun--built like a tank and well made.
Truth in Advertising--- I'm a fan of Spanish steel, especially Star and Astra. Sad day when they went out of business--
Enjoy your new pistol!
by Polock
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Gunsmithing
Topic: Building a M-114 (or the M-13)
Replies: 7
Views: 1811
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Re: Building a M-114 (or the M-13)

What a neat looking rifle! That is thinking outside the box---I really enjoy seeing "mods" that retain a military appearance/flavor.
by Polock
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Greek Army Colt Army Special
Replies: 12
Views: 3626
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Re: Greek Army Colt Army Special

Been a fan of the mid-frame Colts since I carried one (Colt .357) as a patrolman in Tennessee--great actions--same as Python--and great guns.
Always kind of wanted one in .41 Colt, but not being a handloader never took the plunge.

Great find on an Army Special that actually went to an army!!

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